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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 21, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for Wisconsin parade victims

Nov 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘He commends the souls of those who died to Almighty God’s loving mercy.’ Read more

Catholics and others were injured, and at least four people killed, when a car drove through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Nov. 21.

After shocking Waukesha Christmas parade attack, Wis. Catholics grieve and pray

Nov 22, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha have responded with grief, prayer, and solidarity after an SUV drove into marchers... Read more

Catholics and others were injured, and at least four people killed, when a car drove through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Nov. 21.

Waukesha parade tragedy: Priest, Catholic schoolchildren hurt when SUV plows into marchers

Nov 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholics, including a priest and schoolchildren, were confirmed to be among those injured in a deadly crash during a parade... Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse waits for the jury to enter the room to continue testifying during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while being arrested in August 2020. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 at the time of the shooting and armed with an assault rifle. He faces counts of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide.

Pray for and promote peace, Milwaukee archbishop says after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

Nov 19, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee is encouraging people to pray for and promote peace following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse... Read more

Official Portrait of Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in 2021.

Wisconsin bishops encourage vaccination while affirming conscience rights 

Aug 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The five bishops of Wisconsin on Friday issued a message encouraging vaccination against COVID-19, while maintaining that people ought not... Read more

Wisconsin Catholic school victorious in reopening case

Jun 14, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Wisconsin state supreme court ruled in favor of a Catholic school last week in its case against a local... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In pushback against AG inquiry, Wisconsin Catholics cite decades of church vigilance against abuse

Jun 10, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is citing decades of Catholic efforts to prevent sex abuse, along with judicial statements and reviews... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee

Milwaukee archdiocese refuses 'sealed' records to state abuse investigation

Jun 4, 2021

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is refusing to turn over sealed records to a state investigation into clergy sex abuse. Read more

Credit: Kate Ter Haar via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Milwaukee archdiocese sues over pandemic prison ministry prohibition

May 7, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Friday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against... Read more

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Credit: Sulfur via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Milwaukee archdiocese questions need for attorney general's review of clergy abuse

Apr 27, 2021

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee said on Tuesday that it is concerned that the Wisconsin attorney general’s planned review of  reports... Read more

Saint John Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Green Bay bishop reinstates Sunday Mass dispensation as COVID cases spike

Oct 6, 2020

Just two weeks after the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance was lifted in the Diocese of Green Bay, Bishop David... Read more

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee archbishop reinstates Sunday obligation

Sep 14, 2020

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will once again be required to go to Sunday Mass if they are healthy... Read more

The Church of the Gesu, Milwaukee, WI.

Mass return: Wisconsin dioceses lift Sunday dispensation

Sep 1, 2020

Catholics living in Wisconsin will once again be required to go to Mass on Sunday, provided they are healthy and... Read more

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who vetoed four bills regulating abortion June 21, 2019.

Wis. Catholic Conference dismayed by veto of abortion bills

Jun 21, 2019

By Perry West

As the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin vetoed Friday four bills regulating abortion, Catholics in the state expressed disappointment with the... Read more

Church pews.

Wisconsin diocese to launch new parish for Hmong Catholics

May 8, 2018

A special quasi-parish for Catholics of Hmong background will be established in the Wisconsin Diocese of La Crosse, its local... Read more

Marquette University.

Catholic profs told to report opposition to 'gay marriage' as harassment

Dec 9, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of “gay marriage” – and could reflect... Read more